The Secrets to Building Your “Immunity Superpower”

There are natural ways to support your body’s immunity during the winter months. This article outlines the basics from a naturopathic doctor, including a favorite breathing demonstration for stress and anxiety: box breathing.

Flee the Flu Naturally

by Cora Rivard, N.D. According to CDC regional surveillance and NH DHHS for this past week, flu has been widespread in NH- particularly in Rockingham county where it is considered “very high.” The vaccine match is excellent for the predominant A subtype H1N1 strain affecting adults 65 and over, but unfortunately only about a 58%Continue reading “Flee the Flu Naturally”

Natural Medicine for Flu: Prevention and Healing

by Cora Rivard, N.D. Local clinics and hospitals here in NH and MA have been operating at a frenzied pace since influenza became widespread. Many want to know, “Can I still avoid it?” And, “Are there natural ways to treat it?” Flu has been ferociously widespread and flu related hospitalizations and deaths have so farContinue reading “Natural Medicine for Flu: Prevention and Healing”

Ask a Naturopathic Doctor; “Should I Do a Cleanse?”

By Cora Rivard, N.D./Naturopathic Doctor. Seasons Natural Healthcare, LLC in Derry “What is a cleanse, and do I need to do one?” If you asked your family medical doctor this question, she or he would probably take a deep breath and then try to explain to you that unless you are about to undergo aContinue reading “Ask a Naturopathic Doctor; “Should I Do a Cleanse?””

Study Finds Most Olive Oils are Falsely Labeled.

Chances are, your olive oil is an imposter. A report published by the University of California, Davis, in 2010 found that 69% of imported olive oils labeled as “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” were either not extra virgin olive oil, were rancid, or were adulterated with other cheaper oils. They studied 52 samples from 14 ofContinue reading “Study Finds Most Olive Oils are Falsely Labeled.”

When the Moon Doesn’t Hit Your Eye Like a Big Pizza-Pie

While nearing the holiday that celebrates romantic love, I am reminded of the many ways corporations and media exploit these powerful feelings to drive sales: Victoria’s Secret. Penis pills. “Every Kiss begins with Kay (jewelers).” Fifty Shades of Grey. “Magic Mike 2”. The ever impressive stacks of “bodice ripper” romance novelettes in the used booksContinue reading “When the Moon Doesn’t Hit Your Eye Like a Big Pizza-Pie”

Ease Sinus Congestion Naturally with Warming Sock Therapy

by Cora Rivard, N.D/Seasons Natural Healthcare,LLC in Derry. N.H. This is part #1 of my blog series for using classic naturopathic techniques of home hydrotherapy, or water therapy, to improve wellness and reduce discomfort. The main idea of hydrotherapy is to move circulation in ways most beneficial for resolving a problem. We’ll start with oneContinue reading “Ease Sinus Congestion Naturally with Warming Sock Therapy”

How Green Smoothies and Gluten-Free Foods Can Cause Kidney Stones

It’s January, and we heave a collective sigh as we pat our bellies and remember the over-indulgences of the holidays. As you resolve to make healthy changes, lose a few pounds and get in better shape, please consider the following information to avoid some unnecessary and painful complications: Beware the green smoothie/juice: I am aContinue reading “How Green Smoothies and Gluten-Free Foods Can Cause Kidney Stones”

Naturopathic Doctors Offer Effective Solutions for the U.S. Healthcare Crisis, and for Patients

In 2013, The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution ( Res.221-113th ) that officially designated a week in October as “Naturopathic Medicine Week,” to “recognize the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective and affordable health care.” In honor of its 2nd year in recognition from Oct. 6-12th, 2014, members of the New HampshireContinue reading “Naturopathic Doctors Offer Effective Solutions for the U.S. Healthcare Crisis, and for Patients”

How to Protect Children With Asthma From Enterovirus D68

by Cora Rivard, N.D. Many parents are concerned about the current outbreak of Enterovirus 68, particularly those who have children with asthma. While most who are infected suffer nothing worse than mild cold symptoms, a small percentage of children will experience more serious complications. However, there is much we can do as parents towards preventingContinue reading “How to Protect Children With Asthma From Enterovirus D68”